Open a DMG File in Windows With 7-Zip
- If necessary, head over the 7-Zip website to download and install the applicable installer. There are different versions depending on your version of Windows (32 or 64-bit) and installer type (executable (exe), Microsoft Installer Package (msi), or a 7-Zip archive (7z).
- Once the utility has been installed, open Windows File Explorer and locate the DMG file. Right-click on the DMG file and you’ll see a 7-Zip command in the menu. Hover your mouse cursor over 7-Zip to reveal the sub-menu of applicable commands.
- Select the desired command depending on what you want to do with the DMG file. Selecting Open lets you see the contents of the DMG file in the 7-Zip archive browser without actually extracting them. Selecting one of the Extract commands will extract the DMG contents, either to the current folder (Extract Here), to a new folder with the same name as the DMG file (Extract to…), or to a custom location you can define (Extract files…).
- Any of these options will give you access to the contents of the DMG file. Note that you will likely see a number of extra folders related to metadata and indexing. These are used by macOS but, due to the different ways that macOS and and Windows handle hidden files, you’ll only see them in Windows. In general you can ignore these extra files and navigate the file or folder structure to find the core files you’re looking for.